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Minister Ritz Highlights Importance of Canada-United States Agricultural Trade at Major Economic Summit

Posted July 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Foundation Summit where he underscored the importance of free and unfettered trade to drive competitiveness, create jobs and provide economic opportunities on…

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Harper Government Supports New Market Opportunities for Blueberries

Posted July 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge – Mission) announced today an investment of over $117,000 to the British Columbia Blueberry Council to help high-b…

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Harper Government Supports Canada’s Blueberry Sector

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and the Honorable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, will be in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, on Wednesday, July 23, to make an announcement in support of the blueberry industry.

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Harper Government Announces Support for Northern Lakes College’s Power Engineering Program

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Northern Lakes College will expand its facilities for power engineering students, thanks to Government of Canada support announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with Chris Wark…

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Harper Government to Enhance Industry Access to Skilled Labour

Posted July 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River, in support of business productivity an…

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers Focus on Emerging Opportunities for a Growing Sector of Canada’s Economy

Posted July 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture concluded their annual meeting after focused discussions on creating opportunities for a dynamic agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada. Ministers continue to plan f…

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Backgrounder – Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers Focus on Emerging Opportunities for a Growing Sector of Canada’s Economy

Posted July 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

During the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Agriculture, presentations and discussions focused on the following themes:

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Minister Fantino speaks to Canadians at the 158<sup>th</sup> Listowel Agricultural Fair

Posted July 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined Canadians of all ages this evening at the 158th Listowel Agricultural Fair, where he spoke at the opening ceremony. The event, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Listowel Agricul…

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Backgrounder – Industry Group Makes Recommendations to Advance Ag Sector Innovation

Posted July 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Agri-Innovators’ Committee was mandated to provide advice to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on various aspects of innovation for the sector, with a view to accelerating the development and adoption of innovation to make the sector more p…

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Industry Group Makes Recommendations to Advance Ag Sector Innovation

Posted July 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Agri-Innovators’ Committee’s final report was presented to federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Agricultural Ministers during their annual meeting. The report outlines recommendations to help the sector realize its full growth potential…

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Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture

Posted July 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Meeting co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Ron Kostyshyn will speak to media following the 2014 annual federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers’ meeting.

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Mink Producers Granted More Time to Repay Cash Advances

Posted July 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s mink producers facing financial challenges as they adjust to a dramatic shift in the world mink market have been granted more time to repay cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP).

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Just How Many BC Government Comms Staff Are There?

Posted July 16, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Below are all the job titles of all the comms staff in the BC Government Communications and Public Engagement bodies as of last week. Count with me! :) There are 278 people! 278. That’s more than a few. The records include folks in these two areas: Government Communications: which tends to the day-to-day communications functions, including […]

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Governments Boost Competitiveness in the Bioproducts Sector

Posted July 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn, today announced a combined federal-provincial investment of over $1.9 million to the Composites Innovation Centre to support FibreCITY, North A…

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Harper Government Invests in New Surveillance System to Document Canadian Honey Bee Health

Posted July 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $1 million to the Beekeepers Commission of Alberta to initiate a four-year-nation-wide surveillance project to document the health profile of honey bee colonies in Canada.

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Harper Government Invests to Grow Canadian Seed Sector

Posted July 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Tom Lukiwski, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of over $836,000 to the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association to develop a rapid data management system for seed crop certification.

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Apply online for producer cars beginning July 14, 2014

Posted July 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

For the 2014–15 crop year, the Canadian Grain Commission is launching an online producer car application at www.grainscanada.gc.ca. Beginning July 14, 2014 at 1 p.m. CDT, the online system will begin accepting applications for producer cars. Producer who administer their own cars, producer car administrators and agents must first register for a user account in the new system.

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Harper Government Supports New Centre of Excellence to Benefit Canadian Beef Sector

Posted July 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz together with Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel announced $3,844,800, through the Western Diversification Program, to support the establishment of the Canadian Beef Centre of E…

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Minister Rempel to Address Representatives of British Columbia’s Wine Industry

Posted July 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will deliver the keynote address at the British Columbia Wine Institute’s industry dinner and awards presentation.

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Ministers Michelle Rempel and Gerry Ritz to Announce Support for Canadian Beef Sector

Posted July 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will make an announcement to support jobs and growth, while…

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Harper Government invests to help Canadian seafood industry expand into international markets

Posted July 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, today announced an investment of over $136,000 to the Canadian Highly Migratory Species Foundation to bra…

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Statement by the Honourable Michelle Rempel Highlighting the Value of BC’s Wine Industry

Posted June 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, made the following statement today:
“June 28th is Canadian Wine Day, and in the spirit of the occasion, I would like to highlight the BC wine industry and acknowled…

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Traffic Advisory

Posted June 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada Day 2014 street closures, free shuttle bus service
and valet bike parking on July 1

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Harper Government Invests to Create New Seed Varieties for the Sunflower Sector

Posted June 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Larry Maguire (Brandon-Souris), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and the Honourable Ron Kostyshyn, Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, today announced a combined federal-provincial investment o…

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Harper Government Invests in Biosecurity and Food Safety for the Bee Sector

Posted June 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Chris Warkentin (Peace River), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today attended the 61st Annual Beekeepers’ Field Day at the Beaverlodge Research Farm and announced an investment of over $340,000 to the Canadian Honey C…

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Harper Government invests in developing innovative uses for flax

Posted June 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of up to $535,000 to Prairie Tide Chemicals Inc. which aims to improve the value of flax by adding…

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Minister Ritz Concludes Successful Agriculture Mission to China

Posted June 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mission results of over $400 million in new market access opportunities will significantly strengthen Canada’s agricultural science and trade ties with China

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Minister Ritz and Canadian Industry Increasing Business with China

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz continues his trade mission to China, where he has been showcasing Canada’s agricultural capabilities to help build a stronger, mutually-beneficial and prosperous bilateral relationship.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Trade Mission to China

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, June 20, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his trade mission to China

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Notice: Flaxseed variety only eligible for lowest grade, August 1, 2015

Posted June 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Effective August 1, 2015, CDC Valour will only be eligible for the grade Flaxseed, 3 Canada Western/Canada Eastern.

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Agricultural Growth Act passes Second Reading

Posted June 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Improvements for agriculture sector will bolster competitiveness for Canada’s farmers

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Harper Government creating a competitive advantage for Swine Exporters

Posted June 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $1 million to the Canadian Swine Exporters Association (CSEA) to help boost international recognition of Canada’s sup…

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Minister Ritz Delivers Major Market Access Achievements in China

Posted June 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz held key bilateral meetings with the Chinese government that have yielded key developments benefitting a wide range of producers, processors and exporters across Canada’s robust agricultural economy.

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Biographical Note for Michael Hoffort

Posted June 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Michael Hoffort has been with Farm Credit Canada for 26 years where he’s held various positions of increasing responsibility.

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to Farm Credit Canada

Posted June 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Michael Hoffort as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

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Minister Ritz Leads Mission to China to Strengthen Agricultural Science and Trade Partnerships

Posted June 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in China next week leading a delegation of more than 70 people representing over 30 agricultural groups and four provinces to expand and improve trade access, continue to build on research and science collaborati…

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International agreement to focus on improved durum wheat disease resistance

Posted June 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will collaborate on research to provide farmers in Canada and in developing countries access to stronger, more resistant durum wheat. The joint research…

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Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board Public Meeting

Posted June 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that the Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board will meet

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